About the Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting
The Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting supports the mission of SDPB through effective advocacy and fundraising from our members, donors and corporate partners. As a general rule, the Friends of SDPB pays for the majority of the programming expenses for both SDPB TV and Radio.
Friends is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists solely to support the mission of SDPB. We are governed by a volunteer board of twenty-one citizens from across the state.
Friends Board of Directors
President, Karen Mortimer, Rapid City
VP, Katrin Profilet, Sioux Falls
Treasurer, Gene Ellenson, Huron
Secretary, Jan Johnson, Watertown
Julie Overgaard, Sioux Falls
Tashina Banks Rama, Pine Ridge
Vernon Brown, Sioux Falls
Thomas E. Graslie, Rapid City
Paula Long Fox, Rapid City
Michael Goodroad, Rapid City
Susan Halter Jones, Watertown
Tom Hurlbert, Sioux Falls
Carole Johnson, Brookings
Katrina Lehr-McKinney, Sioux Falls
Mike Mueller, Pierre
Tamara Pier, Rapid City
Ron Roehr, Milbank
Mark Shlanta, Sioux Falls
Please contact us at (605) 677-5861 if you wish to speak to a volunteer board member.